Discussion board of Akwa Ibom repentant militants have informed the Federal Authorities to not play politics with the Presidential Amnesty programme
They stated authorities ought to as a substitute fund it to allow its management implement the rehabilitation, reintegration and current phases of the programme.
They threatened to return to the creeks if the FG did not fund the PAP, in addition to implement different elements of the cut price.
In a press assertion on Wednesday, signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Akwa Ibom Part 11 Ex-Militants, Comrade Imoh Okoko and Mr. Sunny Affiah, respectively, the discussion board stated the FG had not paid stipends and faculty charges to ex-agitators in vocational coaching centres inside and out of doors the nation for someday now.
The assertion added, ”It’s a well-known undeniable fact that the peace loved within the Niger Delta right now will depend on the sustenance of the Presidential Amnesty programme.
”It’s on file that the majority Akwa Ibom ex-militants haven’t been educated each in faculties, vocational coaching centres and even until now the workplace is unable to pay ex-militants’ allowances and contractors as a consequence of improper funding of the Presidential Amnesty Programme”.
They, nevertheless, lauded the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC), Mr. Effiong Akwa for his efforts in sustaining peace within the area, however famous that his efforts could possibly be counter productive if the PAP just isn’t effectively funded to fulfill its obligations.
Based on them, ”he might not have the ability to carry out creditably because of the insufficient funding of the amnesty workplace. And this may occasionally adversely have an effect on his lofty programmes and will result in incessant protests, harassment of the management of the Presidential Amnesty Workplace and doable lack of confidence within the amnesty deal and subsequent return of the ex-agitators to the creeks.
”The Discussion board, due to this fact, unanimously name on the President and different related authorities to not play politics with the Amnesty programme however to adequately fund it to allow its management implement the rehabilitation, reintegration and current phases of the programme efficiently, in addition to pay contractors dealing with numerous initiatives within the area so as to maintain the delicate peace within the Niger Delta right now.”